Our November Monthly Action Meeting will feature Patrick Hiller, a Hood River resident and Executive Director of the War Prevention Initiative. Patrick notes that the sustained resistance by a small minority of the population has been able to topple any type of authoritarian regime.
The 2016 U.S. Presidential election already has had a global impact. Not because of some absurd notion of American exceptionalism, but because of intentionally divisive fear driven rhetoric and actions that surrounded the elections and the immediate aftermath. Efforts to counter explicit and covert appeals to “otherness” in the forms of xenophobia, white nationalism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia and other markers of identity where there is social inequity need to take place within the broad framework of resistance. Peace education can play a central role in social change and in training people to participate more effectively in civil society. Many previously apolitical U.S. Americans are shocked, dismayed and protesting. This energy of a “movement moment” needs to be maintained before it dissipates. In this workshop, we will examine how principles of peace education can contribute to civic engagement and strengthen nonviolent resistance.
Our Monthly Action Meetings provide news you can use and actions that make a difference to the climate crisis. These regular meetings are on the third Monday of each month, at Riverside Church, 4th & State Street, Hood River, OR. Please join a friendly group of Columbia Gorge activists either for a potluck dinner or meeting afterwards. To RSVP for the potluck please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-490-8473.Come at 6 PM for dinner and bring a salad or dessert but if you are short of time just come, there is always plenty of food.